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Wild Turkey 101 and Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure Especial

On most, if not all, cigar and whiskey review sites you will see the review done in insulation. It’s either the cigar or whiskey reviewed individually. Well folks, that’s not how I roll.

I smoke and drink at the same time. It’s the perfect combination and while I cannot make a specific recommendation due to the obvious dangers of both, I will tell you that every time I light up a cigar with a nice beverage, it’s pure bliss.

A good friend of mine once told me, “Frank, every cigar is a vacation.” – he’s right. I don’t need an expensive trip, or to sit under the hot sun on a tropical island. I could be standing in a foot of snow, as long as I have my smoke and drink, you’ll see a smile on my face.

Ok, ok, enough about how much I enjoy my vice. Let me tell you about one of my favorite combinations – a glass of Wild Turkey 101 and a Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure Especial.

The combination of flavors is amazing. Despite the high alcohol content, which has a story all on its own, this Wild Turkey was surprisingly smooth. I didn’t feel to much of a burn until a little bit after swallowing. And that after taste and burn lasted for literally seconds after drinking. It wasn’t harsh, but it was noticeable…and enjoyable!

I then follow up with a few puffs of my Epicure Especial. I don’t have the most sophisticated palate, so I can’t describe the countless flavors that Bryan Glynn of Cigar Obsession does. Side note and free press for him: I watch him regularly and recommend you do so as well. Phenomenal reviews and seems like a pleasant fellow.

This cigar has a reputation of having a tight draw sometimes, which I admit to have encounter, but more times than less, it’s a great draw. The best way I can describe it is medium bodied, good amount of smoke (which is a must for me), and earthy. The burn was good with only a few touch ups.

It’s a combination I that brings me joy and puts me at peace.

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